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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

New safety improvements are about to be built on State Highway 2, north of Masterton.

Wellington Transport Alliance contractors will be hard at work near Mount Bruce, from 5 November through to mid-December working, at several sites between Ruamahanga Gorge Road and Bruce Road.

They will be installing new safety barriers, carrying out drainage work, removing trees at risk of falling onto the highway, and sealing driveways.

This is important work. Safety barriers are proven to reduce the risk of death and serious injuries from crashes. Improving and clearing drains helps protect the highway from damage, and removing dangerous trees is critical to preventing delays and disruptions from potential treefalls.

The work will be done during weekdays, from 7 am to 6:30 pm, under stop/go traffic control. It will mean drivers travelling on State Highway 2 between Masterton and Eketahuna will experience short delays.

Drivers also need to be aware of road reconstruction works also being carried out in the same area from 6 November to late November. The Wellington Transport Alliance will be working on two sections of the state highway.

Road users must respect traffic management in place and follow the instructions of road crews. Keeping drivers and contractors safe is a priority.

Works schedule

Reconstruction works:

  • Monday, 6 November to late November. Monday to Friday, 7 am – 6:30 pm
  • Stop/Go traffic management. Drivers can expect short delays
  • Works location – see map below

Approximate location of the reconstruction works areas.

Safety improvements:

  • Sunday, 5 November to early December. Monday – Friday, 7 am to 6:30 pm
  • Stop/Go traffic management. Drivers can expect short delays
  • Works location – see map below 

Approximate location of the safety improvement works area.